Revolutionary classical concert shows
by Berenice and Philomela Terwey
Classical music has arrived in the 21st century, in an imaginative, boldly expressive, and contemporary interpretation. The stage becomes a Gesamtkunstwerk of music, illusion, choreography, lighting, visuals and text, giving rise to a magical an intimate moment.
The concert shows created by violinist Berenice Terwey and her sister, pianist Philomela Terwey, are total works of art in which classical masterpieces are performed on a stage that has completely departed from classical tradition. Visuals, costumes, dramaturgy and spectacle are combined in a way that changes the way we experience music. Music in scintillating colour. Chamber music 3.0.
The two virtuoso musicians are the daughters of a painter for whom the art of music is unimaginable without the accompaniment of artistic pictures.
"The music we play is accompanied by visual compositions which we create which are a reflection and expression of our feelings. We offer something for both the eyes and the ears. But music is the centrepiece.
Terwey's daughters need as much as an entire year to plan every detail until a show is ready: a Brahms violin sonata, illustrated for example by impressionist garden images, and Chopin's Raindrop Prelude played by Philomela Terwey in raincoat. They play Tango by Piazzolla, and chamber music by Ravel – but in an entirely unique way. The concert shows of Berenice and Philomela Terwey are unforgettable.